Of course, college is a time to focus on academics, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time for fun! We don’t want you to have any regrets so below are ways to spend your weekends up in Muncie.
It takes a village
It does take a village to get through college, but we mean The Village of course. The Village is the student hot spot located right on the edge of campus. You and your friends can walk there and do tons of things. Featuring game stores, restaurants and coffee shops The Village is perfect for a nice afternoon trip or a fun night.
Immerse yourself in art
Ball State is the home of the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA). This art museum features more than 11,000 works of art. Whether you are a fan of classical art or modern art: the DOMA has plenty of art that will fascinate you.
Want a more interactive form of art? Emens Auditorium hosts musicals, concerts, and plays year-round. These shows are either free or discounted to students, and are a lot of fun to go to! If you want to see students performs, see a show from the Ball State Theatre and Dance Department.
Go to space
Okay, so you can’t actually go to space from Muncie, but you can get pretty close. Ball State houses its very own planetarium, the Charles W. Brown Planetarium. It is the largest planetarium in Indiana! The planetarium has free shows featuring high-definition images of the solar system. These free shows are a wonderful way to explore space while not even stepping off campus.
Fun fact: Muncie will be in the path of a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024! Get your solar eclipse glasses ready and prepare for the darkness to take over Muncie…for about two minutes.
One with nature
On campus, you can see all sorts of greenery, but do you want to know of a place that you can be completely surrounded in nature? Check out Christy Woods! 17-acres of prairie, wetlands and deciduous forests, this interactive outdoor classroom is perfect for observing wildlife or escaping the feel of the city.
Minnetrista is another great place to go explore the outdoors. They have everything from a butterfly garden to a seasonal farmer’s market. The nature and boulevard zones are perfect places to get lost in the calming, quaint charm of what Minnetrista has to offer.